BFI Film Academy 2020
Want to make a short film and take your first step into the film industry? Take part in the BFI Film Academy Course over Winter or our Residential Course over the Summer!
'I really enjoyed everything and there was such a range of speakers.' - BFI Film Academy Student 2019
'It's made me realise that I can work in film' - BFI Film Academy Student 2019
The 2020 BFI Academy course will run from November 2020 until January 2021. Recruitment will open on Thursday 3 September for seven weeks. Please check back to this page in September for more information.
By taking part in the Film Academy, you will:
- Be immersed in all aspects of hands-on filmmaking which will help you to develop your practical knowledge and skills working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field.
- Gain a real insight into the exciting world of cinema, equipping you with skills and experience that are essential to becoming part of our future film industry.
- Watch a range of cinema from British Independent to specialised film and you will work in teams towards a practical film-based project spread across a ten week course.
- All participants will be working towards a recognised qualification from NCFE.
- You will become part of the BFI Film Academy Alumni and will be offered exclusive opportunities, advice and professional development.
For further information about the BFI Film Academy please contact Sam Barnett, BFI Film Academy Course Leader.
Take a look at the films made on our previous film academy course here.
BFI Film Academy Residential
The BFI Residential: Programming is a week-long residential on which 16-19 year olds come to Sheffield from all over the UK to learn about film programming, marketing, and distribution and eventually put on their own film festival here at the Showroom Cinema!
Unfortunately we had to postpone our planed residential for 2020 due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. We will however be back next July 2021.
Aged 16 - 19 and interested in film? We want to hear from you! This exciting and intensive week-long residential will give you a real insight into the world of cinema, meet industry professionals and start your journey into the film industry. We have a generous bursary scheme which means that cost will not prevent anyone from taking part.
You will be mentored throughout your time at the academy, and will get the chance to meet various industry professionals on a daily basis who can help guide you and give you tips on how to kick-start your career in film.